Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party, Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has called on the people of Lower Manya Krobo and Ghanaians at large to disregard the fact that he’s wheelchair bound and vote massively for him in the upcoming general elections.
Mr. Greenstreet who was addressing a mini rally of party faithful and party executives in the constituency at Agomanya on Saturday made the comments during the interaction as part of the party’s tour of the region. The party’s tour of the country called ‘Apam foforo’ or ‘new covenant, new testament,’ drew together a cross section of ordinary people, party faithful, party executives in the constituency as well as a good representation of the physically challenged.
“Am pleading with you, don’t look at the wheelchair at all…don’t be afraid of the wheelchair,’ he chanted to wild admiration, cheers and thunderous applause from the gathering. Mr. Greenstreet compared his situation to that of former US president, Franklin Roosevelt who won the US presidential elections on four occasions from the wheelchair.
‘The greatest president the US ever had, Franklin Roosevelt who suffered disability as a result of polio, became president for four occasions…God is the one who decides leaders and he made him a president not at the time of peace but at the time of war,’ the CPP presidential candidate told the gathering.
In an interview with Rite news, the presidential hopeful who said he was grateful for the reception shown him by the people of Lower Manya Krobo expressed worry over why a wealthy nation like Ghana with a vast disposal of natural resources should be confronted with so much challenges.
The ‘Apam Foforo’ represents a new way forward for job creation,’ he explained. According to him, the old CPP came with an expression, ‘work and happiness,’ adding that during those periods, every Ghanaian was fully employed.
He accused the governments of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress of doing very little to better the lives of Ghanaians, adding that youth employment would be one of the key focuses of his administration.